A lawyer in Lagos, Ebun Olu-Adegboruwa, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption seems more like a distraction than achievement.
Lagos lawyer says President’s anti-corruption fight is a distraction
Olu-Adegboruwa stressed that the war on corruption is taking a path of vendetta rather than prosecution of corrupt individuals.
Speaking on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, Olu-Adegboruwa stressed that the war on corruption is taking a path of vendetta rather than prosecution of corrupt individuals.
“Anti-corruption fight seems to be a distraction. Corruption is not just on stealing money. It is in abuse of office. It happens on the table of the civil servant, National Assembly and other places,” he said.
Speaking further, ‘If you say you want to fight corruption as a major programme it will be at the detriment of development of infrastructure. If that is the only attention you have and that is what is going on now. We don’t hear stories about what we doing to tackle blackouts, tackle the rot in the educational system the judiciary, where we need to declare a state of emergency.’
Olu-Adegboruwa noted that way and manner which the prosecution of the corruption charges against ex-NSA, Sambo Dasuku and PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh spelt vendetta as these people had issues with the ruling party or President Buhari in the past.
The lawyer also said that for the war on corruption by the administration of President Buhari to thrive, the rights of Nigerians must be respected as enshrined in the constitution.
In his words, ‘There seem to be some vendetta. We must advise the president correctly because we must face national lives. I cannot accept that human rights are subsumed under a war for corruption. To say that people will no longer be granted bail in Nigeria because they are facing corruption charges.’
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